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 Post subject: 6 bolt clutch into 3bolt
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:53 pm 
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Hey everyone,
I have a eb series 1 5 speed, anyway clutch has been dodgy for years and I got a new clutch kit of a fella who had got to put it in his car years ago.
Anywhoo it's time to replace my clutch, bust open the box and realize it's the 6 bolt one for 4.0 liter.
Is it possible to fit the 6 bolt to the 3 bolt flywheel.
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 Post subject: Re: 6 bolt clutch into 3bolt
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:21 pm 
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Yes - by drilling the flywheel for 6 bolts.
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 Post subject: Re: 6 bolt clutch into 3bolt
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Thanks for youre help, be it blunt.
Better off Getting the 6 bolt flywheel?
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 Post subject: Re: 6 bolt clutch into 3bolt
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:59 pm 
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ummm only use 3 bolts......

It held the first one on right???
or get a 6 bolt flywheel.......

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:08 am 
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AU99 wrote:
ummm only use 3 bolts......

It held the first one on right???
or get a 6 bolt flywheel.......


ummm no,
the 3 bolt clutch is 240mm and the 6 bolt is 254mm so none of the holes line up between the 2...

so either get the ea/eb1 3 bolt cluch or get a eb2-au 6 bolt flywheel..
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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:20 am 
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If you need a 6 bolt fly wheel let me know i have one i can send you for a reasonable price. I would advise a machine or a serious rub down with scotch brite are a minimum, has Mild surface rust from sitting.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 bolt clutch into 3bolt
Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:25 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
AU99 wrote:
ummm only use 3 bolts......

It held the first one on right???
or get a 6 bolt flywheel.......


ummm no,
the 3 bolt clutch is 240mm and the 6 bolt is 254mm so none of the holes line up between the 2...

so either get the ea/eb1 3 bolt cluch or get a eb2-au 6 bolt flywheel..


Learn something new everyday....

Thats what happens when you are use to playing with Automatic Falcons.... All the ring gears are the same XD-AU

 

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 Post subject: Re: 6 bolt clutch into 3bolt
Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:51 am 
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Pm d you Dave.
Didn't think it was possible to just hook it up
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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:47 pm 
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I have drilled & tapped the EA 3 bolt flywheel to take 3 more bolts on an EA clutch......so, I have a 3 bolt EA clutch with 6 bolts holding it on......and have no probs with it what so ever.
Here's some food for thought.....EA has 3 bolts to attach the pressure plate, so it has to be a fairly ridgid cover to hold it all together with just 3 bolts, so 3 more bolts can only make it better....yes?

 

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:51 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Here's some food for thought.....EA has 3 bolts to attach the pressure plate, so it has to be a fairly ridgid cover to hold it all together with just 3 bolts, so 3 more bolts can only make it better....yes?
True, but wouldn't you go for the later pressure plate/clutchplate for the increased surface area ???

 

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 Post subject: Re: 6 bolt clutch into 3bolt
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:31 pm 
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I would have gone to 6 bolt clutch and decent aftermarket light weight flywheel.
They don't cost much these days and you can get them to suit the 6 cylinder pressure plates.
When I did mine I had to use a V8 flywheel and clutch and stuff around with the cable adjustment and a shorter clevis to attach the cable, to get it to work with good pedal height.

 

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